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Monday, 15 July 2013

Sometimes

I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits....


This is not the first time I've used that quote which I had always attributed in my mind to Winnie The Pooh.  For some reason I decided today to check where it came from.  Interestingly it seems that Winnie The Pooh never uttered those words.  They are attributed by some to A A Milne though.  The quote also appears in Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of the Island published in 1915 about 10 years before Winnie The Pooh.  However it's origin may have been in Punch on 24 October 1906: 
Vicar's wife: Now that you can't get about and are not able to read, how do you manage to occupy the time?
Rustic man: Well, mum, sometimes I sits and thinks and then again I just sits.

9 comments:

  1. Good match of photo and quote, whoever it may have been who said it first :)

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    1. Thanks Monica. It sprang into my mind when I first saw her and took the photo.

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  2. That is a lovely photo.....it has peaceful solitude written all over it.
    Where was it taken? (It looks like Barbados.)

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    1. Ah Virginia you have caught me out. This was actually taken at Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand. It's been sitting waiting to be posted since I took it months ago and should, by rights, have been on my New Zealand blog.

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  3. I remember Mum saying that quite often.

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    1. Yes, CJ, it was one of her many sayings. I'm sure that we once said that we should try and make a list of them all. The trouble is they never come to mind when you want them to.

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  4. Ummmm, nice to do it sometimes, isn't it. I think you're right about Punch. I believe I have seen that cartoon reproduced. Wonder how it got associated with Winnie the Pooh? Probably because it's the sort of thing Pooh might very well have said.

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    1. Yes, Jenny, I think you are correct in that it's very much the sort of thing Pooh would have said.

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    2. Two confessions....I too thought it was a quotation from Winnie the Pooh, and second confession, I've never read any of them.

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